It’s over. After years of planning, London 2012 said goodbye to the world in spectacular style on Sunday night.
For 16 days we have laughed, cried, cheered and Mexican waved every step of the way with Team GB, whether at the Olympic venues or watching from our armchairs.
I’ve lost count of the number of goosebump moments experienced, the incredible sense of pride felt when watching our athletes compete on the world stage, seeing the beautiful venues in all their splendour and looking at the medal table to find us third, yes third, behind the giants that are the US and China.
Finally, finally we can take pride in waving our union flags. It’s okay to wear your national pride, and wear it we have – hats, underwear, deely boppers, Team GB t-shirts, scarves, sweatshirts, shoes…. The list goes on.
And we’ve given ourselves permission to shout about it. Not for political reasons, but for the love of a nation, its incredible Olympians and all the wonderful things about this nation and the people who live here. Continue reading